This appears to be happening again with the Power Archiver 2022 shell extensions.
When I have Use Explorer Shell Extensions enabled in Power Archiver Configuration and right-click on c:\Users\username\Start Menu, (hidden Junction file), File Explorer crashes.
I have version 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit installed in Windows 10 Version 21H2 (Build 19044.1826).
The online update feature within the program suggests there is a later version than the ‘.17’ available on the web site. But clicking either download or update just reinstalls version .17.
Either there isn’t an update OR
the “download” and 'update" links should be repaired.
When you click on the Buy Now link, you come across four tabs - Home or Work, Enterprise Unlimited, Educational Discount, & Gift Discount.
What is the difference between a licence purchased via Gift Discount and a Home/Work licence?
Also, how can I renew the PowerArchiver Select plan a year after the purchase? Will it remind me automatically?
I’m running PA 21.00.17 64-bit on a 64-bit i7 desktop with W10 Pro, latest version. This 32gb of installed RAM.
As I use the PA pbs system for a number of scheduled archiving operations throughout the day, PA Starter is set to load and run at system startup.
In the course of trying to identify some causes of slowness and bottlenecks in other processes, I notice that PA Starter (PAS) always runs at between 11% and 15% of CPU (see screenshot), usually at about 12-13%. This is by far the highest demanding process on the system, as shown by Task Manager. In Performance Monitor, PAS Average CPU is 8.32, with every other process at less that 1 i.e. in decimal places only.
Task Manager also shows PAS Power Usage as “Very High”, and is the only process shown thus.
I have looked again at the information about PAS at https://wiki.powerarchiver.com/en:help:details:powerarchiver_starter, which was last modified in 2016. The article states a low memory usage for PAS of 784k, which is fair enough, but it is the large CPU overhead which is of concern.
It is of course possible to change the PAS priority, but this has no effect on CPU overhead.
However, is it possible to change PAS, which is required only at intervals to initiate PA scheduled tasks, from consuming so much system resource for every moment of the day?
I’m experiencing very slow extraction speed of multipart RAR files. For the first part the extraction is super fast but when PA reaches the part2.rar the extraction from there on gets super slow. PA needed for a 6,3 GB multipart archive 30 minutes to extract. I tested then with another program and it just took 70 seconds. I had this slow extraction speed with PA for quite a long time and I always thought that is maybe because of a high compression rate that the extraction would take longer. But it seems that only PA gets that slow.
I have lots of multipart archives that are 10+ GB and with PA it would be really time consuming. Is there any solution to this?
Hi. The “Move” Action seems to be Not Working when used in the Tool – Batch Archive.
Using the Options – Configuration – Compression Profiles ---- I created a Profile with the Action of Move. Also set were Zip, and Method Deflate.
When I use the Tool - Batch Archive – It appears to me that the Action Move does not Move the compressed files (basically add to zip, and delete the added file from original location on the same disk). Zip file(s) are created and look ok.
Typically I on the Batch Archive process – I have selected options to use a Profile with the Move Action.File’s Current Folder Group files from same folder into same archive Add subfolders to separate archives
My PowerArchiver version is 21.00.17 .
Can you reproduce ? – Or do you need additional details or information?
i just registered my own copy and i need some help to set it…
if i set the ‘configuration>shell extension>open folder after extracting’ checkbox, after decompress an archive is opened the file manager on that folder but… if somebody is using a different file manager how to open XYplorer or Directory Opus for example and NOT the MS file manager?
consider this as a feature request also if not available within the 2022 version
I am looking for a way to stop the UAC elevation prompt when running Powerarchiver. In an old post about PA 2019, someone asked this and got a response to uncheck “all users” at the prompt but I am not seeing where one can do this. It definitely seems like the way to go though as if I click on “More Details” at the prompt I see that it is trying to run “_pautil.exe /paassociate /allusers /my(long binary string)”. Can you let me know? Thanks.
PS I tried renaming _pautil.exe and this worked, but I don’t know what the consequence of doing this may be so I would like to do this properly, thanks.
Just a question is Ashampoo zip pro 4 built by Powerrachiver as it is very similar and uses the pae encryption.
Here is the email…
On Tue, Jun 7, 2022 at 1:20 PM Rich DiBenedetto email@example.com wrote:
Could you assist me with this?
Can I use my current licenses with MacOS?
If not, can I transfer a license to MacOS?
Cheers and Have a Great Day,
On Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 6:35 AM ConeXware, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dear Richard DiBenedetto,
Thank you for supporting PowerArchiver! Please find your activation and registration codes below.
*** Online Activation ***
PowerArchiver Select for PowerArchiver Toolbox English - LIFETIME
is valid until - not limited.
Activation Code: ***
There would be many of us with Intel Processors.
and they have their own optimized zlib algorithm, which can result in more efficiency if used combined with their hardware processor.
Can we get the same Functionality Under Hardware Acceleration Feature?
Zlib is not the only feature that intel has included with their processor, there’s many, which if combined can result in efficient and better compression ratios.
With PowerArchiver context menu enabled, it is crashing Windows 10 File Explorer when right-clicking on the Default User junction in C:\Users. Had 2021 installed, updated to today’s 2022, still getting same crash. Must have Hidden files and folders set to Show, and Hide protected operating system files cleared in File Explorer Options|View.
Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1708) (64-bit)
PowerArchiver 2022 Version: 21.00.15 (03/2022) 64-bit
PowerArchiver Toolbox Edition Personal English
Disabling PowerArchiver context menu using Autoruns: on the Explorer tab, uncheck PowerArchiver64 under HKLM\Software\Classes\Folders\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers and the crash does not happen.
Extracted File Immediately Deleted
I have a gzipped raw access log file produced by a Linux (Apache) server. The file name is of the form sitename.com-month-year.gz. Note the two periods in the file name. The gzip file contains a single file with the same name except without the extension (sitename.com-month-year).
A. The first time that the file is available, it can be successfully extracted to a new folder.
B. Later a revised gzip file of the same name becomes available. I try to extract this new file to the same folder overwriting the old one. PowerArchiver asks Confirm File Overwrite? Judging by the file sizes, it wants to replace the old extracted file with the new compressed gzip file. (90 megabytes replaced by 5 megabytes.)
I answer Yes. The extraction process runs. PowerArchiver again asks Confirm File Overwrite? Now it wants to replace the 90 megabyte file with one with a size of 0 bytes. Before I can respond, the original 90 megabyte file is deleted from the folder. (After this it doesn’t matter what I answer. The original file is gone. The folder is empty.)
C. I run the extraction process again, answering Yes again to the overwrite question. Now PowerArchiver wants to replace the non-existent 90 megabyte file with the gzip file. The extraction process runs and the created file is immediately deleted.
D. Now I delete the empty folder and start the extraction again using the destination written in the extraction history menu. The extraction runs immediately but the file is again deleted right after creation.
E. It appears that if I enable the Overwrite Existing Files option AND delete both the old file and its folder, I can use PowerArchiver to create a new folder and successfully extract the file. Strangely, the extraction process runs twice but at least the file is not immediately deleted.
Is there a way to get this file extracted easily?
Windows XP, PowerArchiver Version 13.00.22
can you send us those files to test somehow? Best via support:
(link to the files?)
that would be very helpful!
can you send us those files to test somehow? Best via support…
I sent the links to two files using the support form. See Ticket ID: 25938.
By the way, I don’t think this happened with earlier versions of PowerArchiver. I think it started in the last month or two.
This is new version PA 2012 RC1 13.00.24:
This should work now!
Please check and let us know!
[QUOTE=spwolf;29431This should work now!
Please check and let us know!
Nope. Still broken. Here’s the steps I used to test the new version.
A. Downloaded and installed PowerArchiver version 13.00.24.
B. Downloaded a new compressed raw access log similar to the one I provided a link to in Support Ticket ID 25938.
C. Opened the destination folder to watch the progress of the extraction.
D. Invoked PowerArchiver by opening the compressed (.gz) file.
E. Started the extraction.
F. The PowerArchiver progress bars advance to 100 percent and a file is written to the destination folder.
G. The uncompressed file is immediately deleted.
In an attempt to find other failure modes, I deleted all files from the destination directory. Then I tried the extraction again. Now PowerArchiver asks me to confirm a file overwrite. It wants to replace a non-existent file of about 103 megabytes with a file of the same name with “?” bytes. It’s confused but I answer Yes anyway. The extraction takes place and the file in the destination directory is immediately deleted.
please send us 7zipped your PA settings that you can save via Options> Configuration> Save settings to a file.
Previously it extracted the file 2x in shell, 3x in main PA, but for me now it works fine.
Here it never deleted the file. It might be connected to your settings, or maybe AV?
please send us 7zipped your PA settings …
I have attached CMB_PA_Settings.7z to Ticket ID 25938.
to try and solve this i had a similar problem to this a while back when i had a rouge program on my stem it would delete files of certain types after i extracted them from Pa could that be the problem
About a week ago I received a note from support on the trouble ticket that I filed. They have reproduced the problem in the 32 bit version of Windows. Eventually a fix will be forthcoming.
please check PA 2012 13.00.25 via Patchbeam and see if it works better now… thanks!
p.s. problem was that for these files (not every gz!), under 32bit, PA engine would set the files with hidden flag, so they ended up being hidden :-).
…check PA 2012 13.00.25 …and see if it works better now…
I installed 13.00.25 and restarted my computer. I opened one of the raw access logs that always failed before. Now it extracts the file and does not delete it.
We’re now back to the PowerArchiver I remember. Whatever was broken in version 13 is now repaired. :)